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Driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel before fatal crash

One person died and two others were injured in a head-on collision that occurred in Texas on July 9. The incident took place near Graytown around 6 p.m. where County Road 126 and F.M. 2579 intersect. A sergeant with the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol said the crash happened after a 21-year-old male driving a Dodge Ram pickup southbound on F.M. 2579 fell asleep behind the wheel. The pickup truck veered into the northbound lanes and crashed into a Honda Pilot.

Victim of Texas DWI crash remembered at vigil

A gathering in northeastern Austin on June 14 included friends and family members of an area resident who was killed in an accident on June 10. The 44-year-old man was driving a truck at the time of the incident and was wearing a seat belt when a 27-year-old man reportedly ran a red light as his car traveled east on East Parmer Lane. The truck was T-boned, and the man was ejected in spite of his seat belt; he died at the scene of the accident. A five-year-old boy, the son of the car driver, was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. An additional passenger suffered injuries but is reportedly recovering.

Man's family pursues wrongful-death lawsuit

Three weeks after a worker fell to his death from four stories at Texas A&M during renovation of the football stadium on Dec. 3, the family joined together to file a civil lawsuit on against the construction company and related businesses. The lawyer who represents the family explained that the man's mother and his children, ages 6 and 7, are pursuing unspecified damages in the wrongful death of the man, who was in his 20s.

Family wins shale wrongful death case

Families and employees working for the oil and gas industry around Galveston, Texas, may be interested in a civil trial that concluded in early December 2013. A jury in Dimmitt County recently sided with the family of a deceased employee in a wrongful death case against Heckmann Water Resources and one employee. The verdict against the shale company awarded the Texas family $284 million as compensation for their relative that was killed in a workplace accident.

Texas care firm claims that it was not at fault in death

After being sued over the death of a patient in its care, Christus Health Southeast Texas has responded by saying that it was not at fault. In the lawsuit, the widow of the deceased patient in question claims that caregivers failed to restrain her husband properly, allowing him to fall out of his bed and sustain the traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead to his death.

Four Texas prison inmates die due to extreme heat

The Texas Civil Rights Project and a Texas lawyer have filed wrongful death suits on behalf of four prison inmates who died of heat stroke while incarcerated. All four men, who were serving time for nonviolent crimes, had known medical conditions that made heat a greater threat.

Galveston bar named as defendant in wrongful death suit

A fatal accident may have many causes such as intoxication, recklessness and excessive speed. The family members of a loved one who has died in such an accident may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death suit. The following case involves a suit that claims alcohol was a factor in a fatal car crash.

Fort Worth woman going wrong way causes 3 accidents

Unfortunately, many wrecks are caused by people driving the wrong way. A wrong-way auto accident can have devastating consequences, especially if it involves a head-on collision. Innocent victims of wrong-way crashes often suffer severe injuries that make their lives a lot more difficult for a long time, but there are legal avenues for holding the responsible parties accountable and receiving compensation for injuries.

NFL continues to struggle with brain injury questions

Any type of damage to the brain can have devastating and long-term consequences that lead to a lifetime of specialized care and unending medical bills. Traumatic brain injury is most commonly associated with accidents or severe blows to the head, but a potential association between brain injuries and football has some people questioning the levels of violence in the sport.

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